In 2017, the National Association of Teachers of Singing will celebrate the art of singing through a series of competitions and programs that are designed to showcase the talented singers and performers who are soon to be rising stars in the profession.
- The National Student Auditions (NSA) were held annually with the regional online level in March. The top 5 in each regional category can progress to the national online round and beyond. In order to qualify for the regional competition, singers must study with a NATS teacher and compete at the chapter level with 3 - 5 songs depending on their category. Ages range from 9th grade to 30 years old, in music theater and classical categories. Adult Avocational singers may also compete with the regional level being the final round.
- The NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA) is held biannually in the autumn, with a live regional rounds where one regional winner progresses to the national live rounds. Singers compete with 14 art songs and arias. Ages range from 21 - 35 years old, and only classical repertoire. The national competition takes place the following January in NYC.
- The Hal Johnson Spiritual Competition is held on the regional level and national level in even numbered years.
- The National Music Theater Competition (NMTC) is held annually on a national level. Qualifying NW singers are encouraged to audition in the NMTC video round.